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The Big Clue You Missed In Knock At The Cabin
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This story contains spoilers for “Knock at The Cabin.”
Much like the family who were taken hostage in “Knock at the Cabin,” the audience likely wasn’t paying too close attention to the outfits of the home invaders. Their uniforms of blue jeans, brown belts, and button-down shirts might seem unremarkable at first; however, the color of the home invaders’ shirts is a clue to their roles long before the truth is revealed.
Eric identifies Leonard, Adriane, Sabrina, and Redmond as the biblical four horsemen of the Apocalypse: Death, Famine, War, and Conquest. While Redmond is identified as the embodiment of malice and wears red, matching War’s description, the other three are more like inverted versions of the traditional horsemen, such as Sabrina being a nurse yet representing Death.
“Knock at the Cabin” is an interpretation of the Bible’s Day of Judgment, but with the hostages being the judges and the horsemen unleashing disasters with each of their deaths caused by the family’s refusal to choose a sacrifice. The horsemen represent parts of humanity, and they’ve come to the cabin to present themselves for judgment to see which aspects are worth saving.